On This Day..... April 9

APRIL 9TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PRISONER OF WAR RECOGNITION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHINESE ALMOND COOKIE DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • HUGH HEFNER (1926-2017)
  • DENNIS QUAID (1954, 64)
  • JOE SCARBOROUGH (1963, 55)
  • JEFF ZUCKER (1965, 53)
  • CYNTHIA NIXON (1966, 52)
  • KESHIA KNIGHT-PULLIAM (1979, 39)
  • JESSE MCCARTNEY (1987, 31)
  • KRISTIN STEWART (1990, 28)
  • ELLE FANNING (1998, 20)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1768, JOHN HANCOCK REFUSES TWO BRITISH CUSTOMS AGENTS WHO WANTED TO GO BELOW DECK ON HIS SHIP. THIS IS WIDELY SEEN AS THE FIRST ACT OF PHYSICAL RESISTANCE FROM THE COLONIES AGAINST BRITAIN
  • IN 1833, PETERBORO, HEW HAMPSHIRE OPENS THE FIRST PUBLIC LIBRARY SUPPORTED BY TAX MONEY
  • IN 1864, MARY EDWARDS WALKER, A SURGEON FOR THE NORTH IS CAPTURED BY THE CONFEDERACY AND TRIED AS A UNION SPY
  • IN 1865, GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE SURRENDERS AT APPOMATTOX TO GENERAL ULLYSSES GRANT ALONG WITH ALMOST 27,000 TROOPS
  • IN 1866, CONGRESS OVERRIDES PRESIDENT JOHNSON’S VETO TO PASS THE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL
  • IN 1881, BILLY THE KID IS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDERING SHERIFF WILLIAM BRADY. HE WOULD ESCAPED BEFORE BEING HANGED, BUT IS KILLED THREE MONTHS LATER
  • IN 1912, THE RED SOX PLAY HARVARD UNIVERSITY IN THE FIRST EXHIBITION GAME PLAYED IN FENWAY PARK
  • IN 1925, BABE RUTH IS RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL. PREMATURE OBITUARIES PRINTED THAT HE WAS DEAD, BUT WERE LATER REVISED TO STATE HE HAD A SEVERE REACTION TO A “HOT DOG AND SODA POP BINGE” REFERRED TO AS “THE BELLYACHE HEARD AROUND THE WORLD”. HE SPENT SIX WEEKS RECOVERING, WHICH MANY SUSPECT WAS A STINT IN REHAB. THE REAL STORY HAS NEVER BEEN REVEALED.
  • IN 1928, MAE WEST DEBUTS ON BROADWAT IN “DIAMOND LIL”
  • IN 1940, NAZI GERMANY ATTACKS AND CONQUERS DENMARK AND NORWAY. DENMARK LASTS ONLY SIX HOURS BEFORE FALLING TO GERMANY
  • IN 1942, THE JAPANESE OVER POWER US / FILIPINO FORCES IN THE BATTLE OF BATAAN
  • IN 1948, THE VILLAGE OF DEIR YASSIN, POPULATION 600, WHICH OPTED TO REMAIN NEUTRAL IN THE BREWING ISRAELI / PALESTINIAN CONFLICT, IS MASSACRED
  • IN 1950, BOB HOPE APPEARS ON TV FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1953, TV GUIDE PUBLISHES ITS FIRST ISSUE
  • IN 1962, PRESIDENT KENNEDY THROWS OUT THE FIRST PITCH AT WASHINTON DC’S NEW STADIUM
  • IN 1963, WINSTON CHURCHILL IS MADE AN HONORARY AMERICAN CITIZEN
  • IN 1964, JOHN WAYNE GACY MARRIES HIS COWORKER MARLYNN MYERS
  • IN 1965, THE FIRST INDOOR BASEBALL GAME IS PLAYED AT THE NEW HOUSTON ASTRODOME
  • IN 1965, THE BEATLES RELEASE “TICKET TO RIDE”
  • IN 1967, THE FIRST BOEING 737 TAKES FLIGHT
  • IN 1968, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. IS BURIED IN ALTANTA
  • IN 1969, BOB DYLAN RELEASES HIS COUNTRY ALBUM “NASHVILLE SKYLINE”
  • IN 1970, PAUL MCCARTNEY ANNOUNCES THAT THE BEATLES HAVE BROKEN UP
  • IN 1976, ALAN J. PAKULA RELEASES “ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN”
  • IN 1977, ABBA HITS #1 WITH “DANCING QUEEN”
  • IN 1983, DAVID BOWIE HITS #1 WITH “LET’S DANCE”
  • IN 1986, “DALLAS” ANNOUNCES THAT BOBBY EWING IS NOT DEAD
  • IN 1988, DAVE PRATER OF SAM & DAVE DIES IN A CAR ACCIDENT WHEN HE HITS A TREE
  • IN 1988, BILLY OCEAN GOES TO #1 WITH “GET OUTTA MY DREAMS”
  • IN 1989, MIKE TYSON IS ARRESTED TO HITTING A PARKING ATTENDANT AFTER HE IS ASKED TO MOVE HIS CAR
  • IN 1989, ABORTION SUPPORTS MARCH ON WASHINGTON TO DEFEND ROE V. WADE
  • IN 1989, 53 YEAR OLD BILL WYMAN OF THE ROLLING STONES ANNOUNCES HIS ENGAGEMENT TO 19 YEAR OLD MANDY SMITH, WHO HE SAYS HE HAS BEEN DATING FOR SIX YEARS
  • IN 1994, WAYNE NEWTON (52) MARRIES KATHLEEN MCCRONE (30)
  • IN 2002, MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE ATTEND THE QUEEN MOTHER’S FUNERAL
  • IN 2005, PRINCE CHARLES MARRIES CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES
  • IN 2009, THE STAR TREK REBOOT OPENS AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
  • IN 2009, NBC DEBUTS “PARKS AND RECREATION”
  • IN 2012, MARC ANTHONY AND JENNIFER LOPEZ DIVORCE AFTER SEVEN YEARS
  • IN 2012, DISNEY’S “THE LION KING” OVER TAKES “THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” AS THE HIGHEST GROSSING BROADWAY SHOW OF ALL TIME
  • IN 2013, FRANCE LEGALIZES SAME SEX MARRIAGE
  • IN 2017, FOOTAGE OF A PASSENGER INJURY WHILE BEING FORCIBLY REMOVED FROM A UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT GOES VIRAL ON TWITTER

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